We are Radcliffe, a knowledge network for the cardiovascular community.
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Through our evidence-based and peer-reviewed content, we adhere to the highest editorial standards to showcase the best in research insight and innovation. From great science writing and smart journal editing to engaging new formats that cut through the noise. From relatable presenters at the heart of the profession to interactive learning programmes that fit with your career....we bring medical education to life.
We're here to bring medical knowledge, insight and innovation to life for vascular and endovascular clinicians around the world, using our communications and creative expertise, our platforms and connections across the community to help transform theory into practice faster and more effectively.
We believe that great communication is at the heart of great healthcare. Powerful research and ingenious innovation have always fuelled progress in health but it's the way that new ideas are shared that ensures positive change happens quickly and equitably. For us, this is always a blend of the medium and the message – where, when and how important knowledge is communicated.
How We Do This:
We only deal with the latest and best evidence. We adhere to the highest international standards of scientific research and our editorial code is absolute, regardless of subject matter or source.
We work hands-on with our community. We are here to serve the knowledge needs of working clinicians around the world. We shape what we do to fit their lives, we bring their voices and lived experiences to the fore, we make the knowledge they need user-friendly and practical.
We bring fresh thinking. Bringing insight and innovation to life takes imagination and energy. In our fast-changing world, where sharing knowledge effectively has never been more important. We're on a mission to find new ways of framing, new formats and platforms, new styles and structures, new ways to cut through the noise and inspire.
We promise to equip you with the latest knowledge and skills that you need, to do the best for your patients. We promise that everything you get from us - every piece of content we publish will:
- Fit your life
- Make a mark in your mind
- Be shaped for the real-world
- Be easy to share
- Come with evidence attached
Our Journals & Content:
Alongside our digital and multimedia content, we provide access to the latest academic research via an open-access platform and produce independent peer-reviewed content through our industry-leading review journal:
Radcliffe Vascular also has a dedicated eLearning platform, RV Academy, which uses innovative platforms to host digital webinars, live case broadcasts and video roundtable discussions which help our community of 10,000+ vascular professionals keep up-to-date with the latest opinion, guidance and innovation in cardiovascular medicine.
Our journal is published continuously and comprises of review articles that summarize and critique scientific data; provide editorials, expert opinion pieces and in some cases, meta-analyses.
The journal is supported by a Peer Review Board of physicians and healthcare professionals from across the vascular community. Comprehensive bibliographies for each article mean that all issues are informative and can be used as valuable reference tools and may be found in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).
We endeavour to publish unbiased, balanced articles and follow the recommendations provided by the ICMJE and the Good Publication Practice (GPP3) guidelines. Please refer to our Instructions for Authors document here for further detail.
Our Peer Review Process
To ensure the accuracy of published content within our journals, all articles are subject to a double-blind peer review. Reviewers are selected based on their clinical expertise and are recognised authorities within the field. Following review, manuscripts are either accepted without modification, accepted pending modification, or may require further revision, in which case the manuscripts may be returned to the author(s) to incorporate required changes, or may be rejected outright. Not all articles that are revised are subsequently accepted. The Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to accept or reject any proposed amendments.
Our Funding Model
Radcliffe Vascular provides free educational content to vascular and allied healthcare professionals via our gold open access publishing model.
The vast majority of our content is editorially independent, developed at our own cost. However, we do collaborate and receive funding from select industry partners in the following ways; all sources of such funding are fully declared on all these materials:
- Print and eBook adverts at the front and back of the journals (never within the journal text)
- Web banner advertising
- Interstitial adverts
- Pre-roll video adverts (as pre-cursors to our independent content)
- Promotional/supplemental content (published as supplements to our peer-reviewed journals)
- Supported webinars, roundtable discussions, video interviews and live cases
- Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities
To support open access publication costs, Radcliffe Vascular charges an article publication charge (APC) to authors upon acceptance of an unsolicited paper. Further information can be found in section 4.2 in information for authors.
Radcliffe Vascular is an STM, full member. STM is the leading global trade association for academic and professional publishers. It has over 120 members in 21 countries who each year collectively publish nearly 66% of all journal articles and tens of thousands of monographs and reference works. STM members include learned societies, university presses, private companies, new starts and established players.
Radcliffe Vascular is a member of CrossRef, a not-for-profit organization that makes scholarly publishing content easy to find, cite, link and assess. It doesn’t provide a link to full-text scientific content but is rather a collaborative reference linking service to facilitate the search function for researchers.
Radcliffe Vascular is an independent publisher and a limited company. We are not affiliated or an agent of the Oxford Heart Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital or Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust group.
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